More on the Death of Food Blogs
I guess a fairly obvious answer to the death of food blogs is the rise of things like Yelp and reviews on Google and Google Maps.
The good thing, especially with Yelp, is that you can see potentially lots of reviews, all at once. The bad thing is that those apps make everyone a food critic, and people are idiots.
For instance, I searched for "restaurants" on Google Maps. The app gave me a bunch of local restaurants with ratings from people. A certain Chinese restaurant was rated 4.9 out of 5.0 stars. I'm like WTF? Those reviewers are idiots. That place is average at best. And if 2.5 out of 5.0 means average, it deserves a 2.5.